Monthly Archives: March 2015

Plaid Scarf and Red Skirt

Hello, everyone!

The temperature over the weekend still called for cold weather clothes, so here I am wearing a scarf (last seen here) and it’s almost April. Sigh. It’s supposed to be warmer any day now, right? Spring weather can’t get here soon enough.

I wore this skirt in a post in August but opted to go with a heel this time instead of a flat. I also thought the solid skirt and top might be a great canvas for some more fun pattern mixing. The leopard print pump (one of my favorites) and the plaid scarf work great together because of the similar color palette.

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Scarf: Target (similar here and here) | Button-up: The Limited | Skirt: Banana Republic (similar here, here, and here) | Pumps: Jones New York (similar here, here, and here) | Watch: old (similar here and here) | Bracelets: Bauble Bar (similar here and here) and Banana Republic Factory Store (similar here and here)

Black and White Striped Dress

Hello, everyone!

Just when I thought spring weather was here to say, the temperature dropped again after a lovely day yesterday with temperatures in the 70s. At least I have this cute dress for a post today, which almost makes me OK with the weather.

I am so often cold, especially when I’m in the office, and I always have a sweater or jacket with me to throw on over whatever I’m wearing. Rather than layering multiple items on top of this dress, I thought I’d layer a button-up shirt under it. It still adds a pop of color without covering up all the cute stripes, and I can layer a jacket on top too if I’m still cold (which I am today and in these pictures … sigh).

Have a great weekend!

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Dress: from Stichfix (similar here, here, and here) | Button-up: Banana Republic (similar here and here) | Faux Leather Jacket: Express (similar here and here) | Purse: Kate Spade Outlet (similar here and here) | Shoes: Calvin Klein (similar here and here) | Necklace: Kohl’s (similar here and here) | Watch: The Limited (similar here and here)

My Current Obsession: Mid-century Furniture

Hello, everyone!

I’m departing a bit from my regular fashion-related posts to do something on home style. Handsome Hubby and I moved into a new apartment last August, and our new place has less storage in the kitchen than our last place. The result is that we have a pile of kitchen stuff in our dining room that has nowhere to go. I’ve been on the hunt for several months for a buffet or sideboard where we can store this extra stuff, but I haven’t found exactly what I’m looking for. (Well, I’ve actually found several options that I love, but they’re all ridiculously expensive, so … the hunt continues.)

As I’ve been searching, I’ve been drawn to mid-century and mid-century modern pieces. I love the clean lines and the vintage/retro feel that they have. The mid-century pieces from West Elm are my favorite, and I would replace every piece of furniture we own with the West Elm pieces if I could afford it. Alas, I can’t, so I’m still searching for something that’s just right for our space and that doesn’t break the bank. Here are some of the pieces I’m loving right now.

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Sienna Large Sideboard | Copeland Audrey 4-Door Buffet | Ikea Stockholm Collection | West Elm Large Mid-century Buffet